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Tune ID#533 (Doon Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Doon Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Doon Reel, The / Doon Reel / The Doon / Castle Ceili's / A Galway Reel (1st in set Don't Forget the Whip on KCB 5; 1st in set Doon on AcrPond; 2nd in set Kitty Lie Over on Yanks 2) (compare Callaghan's #2636 and Charlie Lennon's No. 4 #302)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19505#1
~19621.2#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
19671.7#2
197714#3
[JOL 1] Johnny O'Leary. Music for the Set. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19802#2
[DD 3] Dé Danann. Mist Covered Mountain. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, viola, whistle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Charlie Piggott (banjo, mandolin, steel guitar), Alec Finn (bouzouki, mandocello, steel guitar), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones).
~19867#1
[SEgn 1] Seamus Egan. Traditional Music of Ireland. Seamus Egan (flute, banjo, mandolin, whistle, pipes, tres). For this tune: Seamus (flute), Siobhan (fiddle).
~19938#2
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
~19962#3
[Sol 1] Solas. Solas. Seamus Egan (flute, whistle, guitar, pipes, bodhrán, vocals), Karan Casey (vocals), John Doyle (guitar, vocals), Winifred Horan (fiddle, vocals), John Williams (accordion, concertina, vocals).
~19978#1
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
~199927#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Jimmy Murphy (fiddle), James Murray (flute), with Kevin Brehony (piano).
~20023#1
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass).
~20079#1
[KB ABR] Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. Across the Black River. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Cal Scott (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer).
201118#1
[IFMCK] Connie O'Connell. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. Connie O'Connell (fiddle).
20141.7#2
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle). For this tune: Sean (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Speed the Plough
JOL 1
Cameronian Reel
DD 3
Farrell O'Gara
SRyan C
Scotch Mary
JKn 3
Máire Breathnach's #1
Sol 1
Mountain Road
MtRd
Kitty Lie Over
Yanks 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Mountain Top
MG
Pay the Girl Her Fourpence
SEgn 1
Canadian Reel
JKn 3
Mason's Men
Sol 1
Doonagore
KCB 5
Monaghan Twig
AcrPond
Reel of Mullinavat
KB ABR

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 32 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As reel #56 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #94 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #28 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As tune #147 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
On page 99 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1950